Even admitting Mazda has downplayed turbocharged engines in the past, the Japanese marque has acutely appear about to the idea. The ample CX-9 SUV makes do with a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine, as does the adapted Mazda6 sedan. Now rumors point to a third Mazda offering with a additional assemblage – and no, it’s not a Miata.
According to a acceptance certificate from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) (uncovered by the website The Truth About Cars), Mazda ability be application the aforementioned 2.5-liter turbocharged agent begin on the CX-9 in its acknowledged CX-5, too. The certificate pictured here shows Mazda testing the agent on both cartage in the U.S.
The 2.5-liter turbocharged assemblage would be a accustomed accession to the artlessly aspirated range. Currently the CX-5 is offered either with a 2.0-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder bearing 156 application (116 kilowatts) and 150 pound-feet (203 Newton-meters) of torque, or a non-turbocharged 2.5-liter with 187 hp (139 kW) and 186 lb-ft (252 Nm). The turbocharged agent on the CX-9, meanwhile, produces a ample 227 hp (169 kW) and 310l lb-ft of torque, while the 6 pumps out a bit more, 250 hp (186 kW) and 310 lb-ft.
But while turbocharged engines will assuredly accept added of a abode in the Mazda calendar affective forward, don’t abatement agent aloof yet. Mazda says agent engines still have a home in its cartage in the U.S. Spy photos accept alike previewed a Mazda6 with a Skyactiv-D at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
No chat on back we’ll clearly see the turbocharged CX-5 – or how abundant application the new bureaucracy will aftermath – but we expect to see the option sometime appear the end of the year, or aboriginal in 2019. Already rumors advance that Mazda could admission its all-new 3 at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
Source: CARB via The Truth About Cars
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